Showcase adds to its impressive stock of dramas with the Australian premiere of the 10 part US cable drama, Game of Thrones.
Based on the series of books “A Song of Ice and Fire” by George R.R. Martin, Game of Thrones stars Sean Bean and follows kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars and noblemen as they vie for power.
It begins with a double episode, followed by single episodes, also stars Lena Headey and Jason Momoa.
In a land where summers span decades and winters can last a lifetime, trouble is brewing. From the scheming south and the savage eastern lands, to the frozen north and the ancient Wall that protects the realm from the darkness beyond, two powerful families are engaged in a deadly cat-and-mouse game for control of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros.
As betrayal, lust, intrigue and supernatural forces shake the four corners of the Kingdoms, their bloody struggle for the Iron Throne will have unforeseen and far-reaching consequences.
Based on the bestselling fantasy book series “A Song of Ice and Fire,” by George R.R. Martin, the new series Game of Thrones launches its ten-episode season on Sunday July 17, exclusively on showcase. David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are executive producers and writers of the show, which was shot at the Paint Hall Studio in Belfast, Northern Ireland, as well as at various locations in Northern Ireland and Malta.
Game of Thrones follows kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars and noblemen as they vie for power. As the series opens, King Robert Baratheon (Mark Addy) who is married to Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) of the wealthy and corrupt Lannisters, asks Lord Eddard “Ned” Stark (Sean Bean) to come south and help run his kingdom after the questionable death of his right-hand man. Meanwhile, there is a threat to the throne from the east by the exiled teenage Princess Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) and her brother Viserys (Harry Lloyd) whose family ruled the Kingdoms for many years before their bloody ouster. And there are rumours of strange things happening at the edge of the Kingdoms, north of the Wall, where Jon Snow (Kit Harington) Ned’s bastard son, goes to be part of the brotherhood of the Night’s Watch, which is sworn to protect the Kingdoms.
It Premieres Sunday 17 July, 8.30pm